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Backlogged cases push California COVID-19 deaths past 50,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic. The county, which has a quarter of the state’s 40 million residents, said the deaths mainly occurred between Dec. 3 and … Read more

Executioners sanitized accounts of deaths in federal cases

CHICAGO (AP) — Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep and called gurneys “beds” and final breaths “snores.” But those tranquil accounts are at odds with reports by The Associated Press and other media witnesses of … Read more

India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped

NEW DELHI (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might overtake the United States as the country with the highest case toll. But … Read more

13 Mideast nations have new variant cases

The Guardian ‘The last straw’: the US families ending love affair with grocery chain after Capitol riot Families are boycotting Publix after a member of founding family donated $300,000 to the Donald Trump rally that preceded January’s deadly Capitol attack Florida-based grocery chain operates more than 1,200 stores across seven south-eastern states. Photograph: Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock … Read more

UN agencies press EU over rising migrant pushback cases

National Review President Biden Is Keeping Schools Closed Six months ago, when President Joe Biden was candidate Joe Biden, he spoke of “a crisis being felt all across the United States of America.” The crisis was school closures. Millions of children were staring at laptops rather than learning in a classroom. Biden said: “This is … Read more

Coronavirus testing may not be needed in some cases after exposure: CDC

People without COVID-19 symptoms may not need to be tested even after exposure to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a reversal of earlier guidelines. In an update earlier this week, the CDC said, “You do not necessarily need a test unless you are a vulnerable individual or your health … Read more

Gujarat records 1,118 new Covid cases, 23 more deaths

Gujarat records 1,118 new Covid cases, 23 more deaths

Gujarat’s coronavirus tally reached 73,238 on Tuesday with 1,118 new cases and the death toll rose to 2,697 with 23 fresh fatalities. Meanwhile, a total of 1,140 patients were discharged on Tuesday, taking the total number to 56,416. The state currently has 14,125 active cases, out of which 79 critical patients are still on ventilator. … Read more